Affordable Access

NEXUS BETWEEN HOUSING AND THE MACRO ECONOMY: THE HONG KONG CASE

Authors
Disciplines
  • Economics

Abstract

This paper shows that, consistent with the 'economic base' theory, exports drive domestic consumption and domestic investment, but housing appears to serve as an important link between exports and domestic expenditures. Focusing on the Hong Kong economy, which is a small open economy with a big population, we found that exports and interest rates drive housing prices over a long period, while housing prices in turn drive domestic expenditures. Copyright 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.